There are more than 2 million survivors of rape living in California.


The long-term empowerment of survivors requires a foundation for them to be their own voice.


Promoting the norms and behaviors that we want to see.


Supporting policies that encourage system changes to aid survivors.


Apr 28 2016
Si Se Puede! Pride and inspiration as Denim Day, California Uplifts the Experiences of Marginalized Communities
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Written by Sandra Henriquez, Executive Director, CALCASA

Inspiration for the Denim Day campaign is rooted in the experiences of sexual assault survivors. Today, as we were joined by over 20 legislators at our state’s Capitol, I felt proud and inspired about the advances we are making in changing attitudes about sexual violence, about the partnerships […]

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Apr 26 2016
STOP SV: CDC on preventing sexual violence
COver of CDC report STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence

S: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence
T: Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence
O: Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women
P: Create Protective Environments
SV: Support Victims/Survivors to Lessen Harms

These are the strategies identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its report STOP SV: A […]

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Apr 14 2016
#ItsOnUs: Champions of Change
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 “I believe that if we truly commitment ourselves, we will do nothing short of changing the culture on how women and girls are treated on college campuses” — Vice President Joe Biden
Today, I had the opportunity to attend the ‘Its On Us Champions of Change’ event with my colleague, Lindsay McDaniel Mapp, on behalf […]

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Mar 28 2015
Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School: A Training Workshop
Shifting Bounaries: lesson on relationships for studenrts in middle school

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are pleased to offer this special training to support local community based organizations in their sexual violence prevention efforts. The focus of this training is for those organizations working in the middle school setting. There is no registration cost to […]

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Oct 1 2013
Materials from August 27, 2013 CDPH Pre-conference training institute


On Tuesday August 27, 2013 Alexis Marbach from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence led a training for California RPE grantees. The training, entitled “Logic Models for Prevention Programming II” explored the basics of creating logic models for prevention programming. The materials from that training can be found here:


PowerPoint slides

Training […]

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Apr 9 2015
NIWAP Webinar: Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Immigrant Survivors

Presented by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), in partnership with Aequitas and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Date:                          Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time:                          2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Cost:                           The webinar is free to all participants.

Target Audience: This webinar is provided for grantees who receive funding from the U.S. Department of […]

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Dec 12 2013
Logic models for prevention programming

July 23, 2013
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Hosts: Abby Sims and David Lee, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Presenter: Alexis Marbach, MPH, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

This web conference provided the basics on developing logic models for prevention programs. Attending this web conference (or watching a recording) is required for the August Logic Model Training (see below […]

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